Grayson County purchased 116 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for military troops during this year’s cookies sales. Local troops sold more than 9,600 boxes of cookies in Grayson County.
Samoas were the top seller, with Tag-a-longs in a close second and Thin Mints coming in third.
Cookie sales helps the girls learn time and money management and supports their goals of funding projects. It also helps them learn math facts and how to speak respectfully to strangers in a public setting.
Girls learned about time and resource management when they scheduled their troops to work booths. Each girl was asked to work two-hour periods with at least one other girl and to have two adults at each booth for help and safety.
Financial lessons don’t end when the last box of cookies is gone. The girls also plan events with the money they have earned. Each troop determines how to spend their profits and for some troops. Projects can include field trips, community service projects and long-range saving. Some troops have big plans, such as affording a trip to Disney World, so they have to manage their money from one year to another, always remembering their ultimate goal when other options are presented.
These lessons wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the community. Grayson County Girl Scouts appreciates all those who bought cookies or made donations this year.